James Levine, an insatiable appetite for music

UA statement from his doctor announced that James Levine had died on March 9 in Palm Springs, California. With him disappears a major figure in the history of opera over the past 50 years. He had given up all activity in 2017 following reports of sexual harassment against young adolescents, in some cases going back more than 30 years. If this behavior, denounced in the wake of the #metoo movement, was indeed unacceptable, the campaign which then led to his dismissal by the Metropolitan Opera in New York remains as an incredible example of the tartufferie of those in charge of the musical world where his particular inclinations were common knowledge.

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